Bio

Christophe Kalinauckas is a Partner within the Corporate department in Jersey.

Christophe has substantial offshore experience including corporate, banking & finance work, private equity work, restructurings, joint ventures, advising on several aspects of M&A deals and general non-contentious offshore law. He is consistently ranked by Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 for Corporate, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, and is praised for his ‘excellent attention to detail and great skill in transactions’. Clients also describe him as “great to work with, very knowledgeable, responsive and helpful.”

Christophe specialises in all aspects of corporate and private equity work, debt finance and real estate finance matters. Christophe also has industry-leading expertise in listing securities on The International Stock Exchange, including green bonds, private equity acquisition debt, high yield bonds and a number of prestigious Asian-backed debt listings.

Prior to joining Appleby, Christophe worked for over 15 years in private practice in Jersey and in the Cayman Islands, at two major offshore firms.

Christophe is a Jersey Advocate. He has also been admitted as a Cayman Islands Attorney and English Solicitor (non-practising).

2021/2022 Legal 500 – Banking and Finance – Next Generation Partner

2021/2022 Legal 500 – Capital Markets – Next Generation Partner

2021/2022 IFLR 1000 – Rising Star Partner, Banking, Investment Funds, Investment Management

2020 Legal 500 – Banking and Finance – Rising Star

2020 Legal 500 – Banking and Finance – Rising Star

2020 Legal 500 – Capital Markets – Rising Star

2020 IFLR 1000 – Rising Star

2019 IFLR 1000 – Rising Star

2018 Legal 500 – (Corporate and Commercial) Recommended Lawyer – Jersey

2018 Legal 500 – (Banking and Finance) Recommended Lawyer – Jersey

“Christophe Kalinauckas is great to work with. He is very knowledgeable, responsive and helpful.” – Legal 500 UK 2021/2022

“Christophe Kalinauckas – who is praised for his ‘excellent attention to detail and great skill in transactions’.”

Chambers European Guide – “Sources highlight the potential of Christophe Kalinauckas, remarking: ‘He is a welcome addition to the team’.”

EXPERTISE:

Recent examples of work include:

  • Advising lenders and borrowers in respect of major real estate secured acquisition/development finance and restructuring projects with a client base including many of the leading global banks.
  • Advising US and UK private equity firms and corporate groups, in relation to restructuring equity and intra-group/ external debt arrangements, in diverse sectors such as mining, utilities, real estate, aerospace and insurance.
  • Leading teams to deliver Jersey and Cayman Islands legal advice for private equity backed transactions, including initial due diligence, establishment of investment holding structures, and drafting acquisition and financing documentation.
  • Leading listing agents with The International Stock Exchange for debt and equity securities, including green bonds, private equity acquisition debt, high yield bonds and a number of prestigious Asian-backed debt listings.

EDUCATION:

University of Leeds (England)
University of Oxford (England)
College of Europe (Belgium)

Legal 500 UK
2021/2022

“Christophe Kalinauckas is great to work with. He is very knowledgeable, responsive and helpful.”

Updates

22 Feb 2022 | Deals

Appleby Advises AXIAN Telecom on debut USD420 Million Notes Listing

Appleby has advised AXIAN Telecom in relation to the debut offering of USD420,000,000 7.375% Senior ...

13 Dec 2021 | News

Appleby support PraxisIFM Group Limited on completion of sale of funds business to Sanne Group plc

Leading offshore law firm Appleby acted as lead counsel to TISE listed PraxisIFM Group Limited (Prax...

2 Aug 2021 | News

The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”) introduces New Listing Rules

The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”) has introduced New Listing Rules that come into effect...

29 Jul 2021 | Deals

Appleby advises PraxisIFM on sale of fund administration division to Sanne Group PLC

Leading Law Firm Appleby have advised PraxisIFM on the sale of their Fund Administration division to...

7 Jul 2021 | News

The International Stock Exchange launches “TISE Sustainable” Market Segment

The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”) has launched a new market segment called “TISE Susta...

3 Feb 2021 | News

TISE announces Removal of Director Declarations for non-retail debt issuers

As of 29 January 2021, The International Stock Exchange (“TISE”) has removed the requirement to ...

Contributors: Andrew Weaver

Publications

17 May 2022

Navigating the Jersey M&A landscape (3 of 3)

This is the third of a series of three articles, each dealing with topics to be considered when buyi...

Contributors: Andrew Weaver
21 Apr 2022

Listing Private Equity Acquisition Debt on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also o...

4 Mar 2022

The International Stock Exchange (TISE) has launched its new bespoke auction trading system, NOVA

Appleby is a leading listing agent with TISE, which listed 1,111 securities during 2021 against the ...

28 Jan 2022

Asset Holding Company Regime – A Jersey Perspective

The UK’s new asset holding company (AHC) regime is expected to come into effect in April 2022.  T...

26 Jan 2022

Listing Sustainability-Linked Bonds on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also o...

4 Oct 2021

Navigating the Jersey M&A landscape (2 of 3)

This is the second of a series of three articles, each dealing with topics to be considered when buy...

Contributors: Andrew Weaver
15 Sep 2021

Navigating the Jersey M&A landscape

This is the first of a series of three articles, each dealing with topics to be considered when buyi...

Contributors: Andrew Weaver
22 Jul 2021

Listing Variable Funding Notes (VFNs) on The International Stock Exchange

This article provides a summary of Appleby listing agent services in the Channel Islands, and also o...

2 Jun 2021

Why use Jersey entities in restructurings?

As the extension of various forbearance measures and fiscal support packages continues in response t...

Contributors: Gemma Whale, Andrew Weaver
13 May 2021

Podcast - Real Estate - Key considerations when structuring property holding vehicles

This month, Christophe Kalinauckas, Group Partner at Appleby in Jersey joined Stephanie Workman, Sen...

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